Covid-19 Restrictions, Modoc County, California

My Visit To The Former Tule Lake Segregation Center In Modoc County, California

On July 7, 2020, Philip Andrew Hamilton visited the former Tule Lake Segregation Center in Modoc County, California. At the time of his visit the historical site was gated off and closed to the public due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Unlike other Japanese Relocation Camps, Tule Lake not only consisted of Japanese Americans, but of German and Italians whom were considered enemy combatants during the course of World War II.

The stockade area of the Tule Lake Segregation Center during World War II.

The Tule Lake Segregation Center operated as a segregation center from May 1942 to March 1946. The former military post had remained open for about seven months after the Japanese surrender to the allied forces.

On May 27, 1979, the California Department on Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Northern California-Western Nevada District Council and the Japanese American Citizens League erected a California Historical Marker in front of the entrance of the former Tule Lake Segregation Center.

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